Gaucho Edinburgh

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A short walk from Waverley station, just off St. Andrew Square, Gaucho Edinburgh is proudly our first Scottish restaurant serving Argentina’s best free-to-roam, grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef, big Latin flavours alongside a premium wine list.

As you walk through the door of this contemporary, glass building you’ll be welcomed by sophisticated interiors, with textures and tones inspired by Argentina’s forests. Enjoy a drink in our cocktail bar or descend into our dining room for a relaxed working lunch or to entertain in our stunning private wine room. At the weekends, get a dose of social vitamins with our DJ hosted brunches and legendary Sundays roasts.

Special Offers

3 courses with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00-16:00

3 courses with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 12:00-16:00

3 courses with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 30 December 2019

Ends: 2 January 2020

Availability: Mon 12:00-19:00
Wed-Thu 12:00-19:00

3 courses with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 23 December 2019

Ends: 29 December 2019

Availability: Sun-Tue 12:00-19:00
Thu-Sat 12:00-19:00

3 courses with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal £35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 November 2019

Ends: 22 December 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-17:00

Bottomless Steak Sunday £40

Enjoy (weekly changing), a weekly revolving steak menu featuring different, delicious cuts of meat all for £40 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
This menu is available for advanced reservation and walk ins. This offer is valid for the duration of a 90-minute dining period. The first portion of steak is served as 300g. Guests are then permitted to only order in increments of 100g per person. The whole table must take part in bottomless beef. We operate a responsible drinking policy.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 4 November 2019

Ends: 29 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-23:00

What 749 People Are Saying
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JL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great choice on set menu. Sides are a bit expensive.

EF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaucho’s was fantastic, we went for my mums birthday and we all really enjoyed it. Mum was made to feel really special. Our waiter was really great explained everything for us as it was our first time in gaucho’s but won’t be our last.

MA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant restaurant, recommended to anyone!
Food was amazing!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Martha, thanks so much for your lovely 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your food was amazing and that you would recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent steaks perfectly cooked delicious. Very good service, menu advice spot on.
The only problem was at reception . The lady was almost rude, told us to stand back and wait. We were not offered or shown a seat. We did go to a seat but had to ask for it to be cleared. Then asked if we could order drinks but no one was able to take it. We were then told in a very blunt tone to go downstairs. All I can say it was a very odd welcome. Everything else was excellent, we will be back. Thank you. Isla Middlemass

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Isla, thanks for your feedback! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your steaks and that they were cooked perfectly for you! It's also lovely to know that you were so well looked after by your waiter and were provided with advice to help you choose the best meal. I apologise for the welcome you received and I will discuss your comments with our reception team to ensure does not happen again. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards of service. Sean Weeraratna GM

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VG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent steak and wonderful service from our waiter, Pablo. We had the set menu which was good value but we were disappointed that it couldn't stretch to even a salad garnish on the plate. Reduce the chips portion if it's a cost issue, we feel a wee bit of greenery is nice. Overall, lovely meal in great surroundings.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Vicky, thanks for leaving us some feedback! It's great to hear that your steak was excellent and that you were so well looked after by Pablo! I hope we will see you again at Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the stunning surroundings, the excellent customer service from all the staff that interacted with us on our visit and the amazing food, it was an exceptional experience overall. My expectations of the visit were exceeded across the board. I will definitely be back to visit and would strongly recommend to family & friends. Thank you for the part you played on a lovely day out with friends.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Lynne, thanks so much for your 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you and your friends had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We pride ourselves on the friendly and knowledgeable service that our team provides each day so I'm delighted to know that you were so well looked after and that your expectations were exceeded! We look forward to welcoming you back soon :) Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SB
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food can not be faulted here and was absolutely amazing, the service and ambience though is lacking. It's just far too busy and far too loud. The service was also slow and both the bar and waiter either forgot about us or took too long to respond to our requests.

We ordered drinks at the bar while we waiting for our table and then immediately got ushered to our table , but then the drinks never arrived from the bar and we had to order more.

We eventually left without having pudding as after waiting 20 minutes for a pudding menu we eventually gave up.

It was my birthday and our wedding anniversary and we had told them this at time of booking. At the last minute a plate of chocolate and Happy birthday arrived but we would much rather have had the option of having proper pudding ( as we had already spent over £150)

A real shame really for a special occasion

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Stacey, thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and couldn't fault the food! It's a shame however that you're experience was let down by the service you received. I can assure you this is not the high standards that we strive to deliver everyday and I will be sure to pass your comments onto the team to ensure this doesn't happen again. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards of service! Sean Weeraratna GM

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KR
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, they really go above and beyond but without being overbearing. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Katie, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that you had such a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh with us and we look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and brilliant, attentive service. We would definitely visit again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 November 2019

Hi Kelly, thank you very much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and were so well looked after by our lovely team! We look forward to your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NL
Glasgow
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience again. Would recommend and certainly come back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 November 2019

Hi NilsLeon, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh was a good one as always and we look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I absolutely love Gaucho Edinburgh, it is one of my favourite restaurants. This time round though, I wasn't as impressed as we were put in the table for 2 right by the kitchen, where there is little to no ambience and its busy and noisy with staff talking to eachother etc. I get that they need to use this table, but there were approx 8 others that were set up ready to go, where they were seating couples who arrived after us, which I was not impressed with. Other than this, the food and service was their usual great standard.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 November 2019

Hi Laura, thanks for your feedback! It's great to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is one of your favourite restaurants and that the food and service you received were up to our usual high standards! It's a shame that your table let down your experience with us on this occasion. We are always more than happy to accommodate any requests and always try our best to sit guests in their preferred area, if possible. Please let us know of any requests on your next visit :) Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal at Gaucho,

One of the best steaks I have ever had!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 November 2019

Hi Amanda, thanks very much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had such a lovely meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Especially to know that it was one of the best steaks you have ever had! I hope we will see you again soon :) Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very good quality meat.Nice atmosphere with good wine selection.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 27 November 2019

Hi Nikolaos, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you again in Gaucho, Edinburgh, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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TH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, amazing food and our waiter was very knowledgeable. From start to finish a wonderful evening

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Tara, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's brilliant to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's especially lovely to hear how well looked after you were as we pride ourselves on the knowledge that our team provide :) we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious fillet steak & blue cheese sauce - nice Lounge atmosphere - service very good. Really enjoyed my Friday night dining experience!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Carole, thank you for your feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your steak and the blue cheese sauce, which is one of our favourites! I'm also glad to hear you were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again at Gaucho, Edinburgh soon. Sean Weerarata, General Manager

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KT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well, for me, I've had my three best ever ribeye "Ancho" steaks at Gaucho (Edinburgh).
Many of Gaucho's dishes are expensive - but you do get really fine dinners.
I feel wine prices are now just TOO expensive, so next visit I'll be checking out a mention I saw on the menu about BYOB one evening each week.
So, I'm v,pleased these guys have moved into town !!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Kevin, thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you have had your best three Ribeye steaks at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We offer BYOB every Monday night :) looking forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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G
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really special occasion in a subtle atmosphere. The steak was so tasty, and how do they make lettuce taste so good?

MG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Do know how

do not know how they could not give us a table 6.30 we did not leave till 7.20 and the place was empty 5.30 not good for parking

AA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks with tasty sides. Service was good. Wine list is quite expensive and felt it could have offered less expensive alternatives. Have dined in Michelin star restaurants and been served wine with a more competitive price.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 November 2019

Hi Anne, thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your steaks at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! Our wine list has many different options and prices with our entry level wines starting from £26 a bottle however we also offer BYOB on Mondays where guests can bring their own bottles and enjoy free corkage :) I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service amazing as always, only disappointment is that the tables are always so tight. Seem even worse when you come as couple as the tables for two get squashed into tiny spaces. Cannot fault the food or the service though, which is why we return to gaucho time and time again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Michael, thanks for leaving us some feedback! It's great to hear that you return time and time again to Gaucho based on the high standards of service and food! It's a shame that your experience was let down by your table, please let us know next time if you would prefer one of our more spacious booths and we will always try our best to accommodate if possible :) hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing but unfortunately the sides were Luke warm.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb food, lovely setting. Sunday evening so not too many people around. Expensive but no complaints.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars! It'as great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us on Sunday evening! I hope we will see you again soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really good experience! It is something to repeat. :)

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 November 2019

Hi Carola, thank you for your lovely feedback! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and would definitely come back! We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing! It was our anniversary and we had just had a baby so it was our first date night since having her and I can honestly say the food, service, atmosphere everything really is great. Already recommended friends to come here and we will certainly be back. £100+ for a meal with drinks but so worth it for a treat!! Will be back soon.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 October 2019

Hi Stacey, thanks so much for your lovely 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you and your partner had such a great experience with us, especially as a first date night since the arrival of your baby :) I hope we will get to see you both again at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waiter service was excellent. Greeting service in the cocktail bar was lacklustre.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Alison, thanks for leaving us some feedback! It's great to hear that you received excellent service during your meal however it's a shame that your greeting was not up to the same standard. I will pass your comments on to be addressed. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MA
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaucho didn't disappoint - great service - awesome food - brill atmosphere

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Mary, thanks for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh didn't disappoint! It's also great to know that you were so well looked after by our staff! I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue was lovely, the guy who waited on us explained the steaks very well and the food was very tasty

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Natalie, thanks so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your steaks and were so well looked after by our team :) we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, staff friendly and professional and helpful, food lovely and fair price for quality of food. Definitely recommend Gaucho

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Carol, thank you for the 5 stars! It's brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and would recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's also lovely to know that you were so well looked after by our staff! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The toro de ancho was sexually gratifying. My partner's steak was overcooked but they brought out another one with no fuss.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Ross, thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Tiro de Ancho and that any issues with your partner's steak was quickly rectified. I hope we can welcome you both back to Gaucho, Edinburgh for another steak soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous meal, would definitely return, drinks overpriced

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi Sylvia, thanks for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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g
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food. We had steak sampler and it was worth it. Service was lovely, if a bit stressed, and drinks were a tad on the slow side to come. Overall very nice and would definitely return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 18 October 2019

Hi gemwhitt, Thanks for your 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, especially the Gaucho Sampler which is great for trying all 4 of our main cuts! Apologies for the delay with your drinks, I will pass your comments onto our Bar Manager to address this. I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entrée très raffinée et belle présentation. La qualité de la viande est incroyable et notre serveur très souriant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice surroundings, enjoyable meal

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hi Lindsay, Thanks for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I hope we will see you again soon, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault our experience; the food, the service, the ambiance - all were impeccable. Our table wasn't too close to others which is a plus for me (though we were there at a relatively quiet time) and we didn't feel rushed at all. We also loved the 'cheesy Colombian bread' (Pandebono) we were given at the start.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 October 2019

Hi Jen, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a good time at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your experience couldn't be faulted! It's also great to know that you received impeccable service as we pride ourselves on the friendly and knowledgeable service that our staff provide each day! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Up to the standards I expect from Gaucho whatever location

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience! Proper and delicious cousins. Ribeye & Chorizo are both perfectly cooked. The scallop is also with multi flavors. The stylish decor and the super nice staff add lots additional scores! Highly recommended!

RW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything good down to waiting staff could not be more attentive. As it was a Tuesday night not too busy so a nice quiet meal. Could not fault

AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Helpful staff
Great menu
Overall a fantastic night

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 October 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to know that you had a fantastic night with us and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I don't think the decor matches the kind of restaurant that Gaucho is going for. Seems like a lot of style over substance.

The music was too loud.

Steak was delicious and so was the sides. The empanadas were not the best. Lacked flavour and pretty unremarkable.

Sadly won't be coming back. If I want a good steak meal I'll head back to the Chophouse.

The service however was very good and the waiter was knowledgeable.

SV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was our second time there and it was amazing as always. All the staff really nice and helpful, specially Alex. Thank you so much. We will be back for sure

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Susana, thank you for the 5 stars! I’m delighted to hear that your second visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh was just as amazing as the first! It’s great to know that you were so well looked after by our team, especially Alex, who I will be sure to pass your lovely feedback onto! I hope we will see you for your 3rd visit soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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